Friday 20 September, 2019

Public sector signs MoU with Human Resource Management Association

Seated at the table (l-r) Darlene Morrison, Financial Secretary, Karl Williams, President-HRMAJ, Jaqueline Mendez, Chief Personnel Officer-OSC. Standing (l-r) Sherona King, Senior Director, Strategic Operations & Support, SHRMD and Mrs. Lois Walters, Principal Director , Compensation Management & Implementation Branch, SHRMD.

Seated at the table (l-r) Darlene Morrison, Financial Secretary, Karl Williams, President-HRMAJ, Jaqueline Mendez, Chief Personnel Officer-OSC. Standing (l-r) Sherona King, Senior Director, Strategic Operations & Support, SHRMD and Mrs. Lois Walters, Principal Director , Compensation Management & Implementation Branch, SHRMD.

The Public Sector, acting through the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and the Office of the Services Commissions (OSC),has  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ).

The HRMAJ is a representative body of human resource professionals in Jamaica.

The MOU provides a mechanism for collaboration between the parties on areas such as the development of the human resource practice toward professional recognition and advancement of the training of human resource practitioners within the Private and Public Sectors.

Financial Secretary, Darlene Morrison, noted that the MOU marks the start of another transformation initiative as we work toward improving the human resource capacity of the country. One of the expected outcomes of the collaboration is a Code of Ethics and Rules of Professional conduct, which it is hoped will not only guide human resource professionals but ultimately positively impact the wider labour force.

The MoU will serve as a framework for establishing and expanding collaboration between the Public Sector and the HRMAJ for the advocacy and advancement of the Human Resources Profession throughout the country, which is expected to redound to the mutual benefit of all Jamaicans.

Karl Williams, President of HRMAJ, indicated that the HRMAJ is extremely proud of the MOU agreement with the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service and the Offices of the Services Commission. He indicated his expectation that the partnership will continue to leverage and push HRMAJ's agenda in advocating for and enhancing the human resource profession across both the private and public sectors.

He added: "HRMAJ looks forward to the collaborative efforts with the Ministry and the Services Commission as we work together to advance the HR profession through research, training and development and position HR professionals as key stakeholders for organisational success and national development."

Also co-signing the MOU was Jacqueline Mendez, Chief Personnel Officer of the OSC. She expressed delight at the signing and noted that she looked forward to specific areas as agreed being incorporated into practice.

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